Swindon Town can confirm that, along with rest of the EFL, its fixtures have been suspended until 3rd April with immediate effect.
All academy activities, including fixtures and training, have also been postponed until the same date at the earliest.
The club shop and reception will be closed until further notice and contact with club staff must be done either over the phone or via email. The online shop will be open but with no collections; deliveries only as of 12:30 today.
Supporters with tickets to fixtures in this time will be entitled to refunds for any fixtures that they cannot attend; however, with the situation regarding fulfilment of fixtures still not settled, the club will not be able to process any refunds until the situation becomes clearer.
While the decision is obviously disappointing, the health and wellbeing of our staff, players and fans is more important than anything that could take place on the field.
The EFL said in a statement this morning:
“This action, which will be kept under constant review, has been taken due to the increasing numbers of Clubs taking steps to isolate their players and staff because of the COVID-19 virus.
“The postponements include all matches in the Championship, League One and League Two, as well as all Academy and youth team fixtures.
“In addition, Clubs are being advised to suspend indefinitely all non-essential activities which include, but are not limited to, player appearances, training ground visits and fan meetings.
“Whilst the EFL Board has continued to take the advice and guidance offered by the Government and its health advisors, emerging developments mean now is the time to implement football’s contingency plans in response to the crisis.
“A further update on these plans will be given post an EFL Board Meeting next week.
“This decision has not been taken lightly, but the EFL must prioritise the health and well-being of players, staff and supporters while also acknowledging the Government’s national efforts in tackling this outbreak.”